There are 5 ways to get from Marbella to Barcelona by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Malaga (AGP) to Barcelona (BCN) AGP - BCN

31€ - 179€

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  7h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Málaga L-315 / ...
  2. Take the train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants Ave

112€ - 210€

Bus via Málaga  •  15h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Málaga L-315 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Malaga Estacion to Barcelona Sants 232

42€ - 75€

Bus  •  18h

  1. Take the bus from Marbella to Barcelona

85€ - 120€

Drive  •  10h 6m

  1. Drive from Marbella to Barcelona 1023 km

100€ - 160€

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to bus via Málaga which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 15h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly which costs 30€ - 180€ and takes 4h 1m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Marbella and arriving at Barcelona. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 18h.

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The distance between Marbella and Barcelona is 815 km. The road distance is 1023 km.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Barcelona without a car is to bus and train which takes 7h 32m and costs 110€ - 210€.

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It takes approximately 4h 1m to get from Marbella to Barcelona, including transfers.

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Marbella to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, depart from Marbella station.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Barcelona is to fly which takes 4h 1m and costs 30€ - 180€. Alternatively, you can bus via Málaga, which costs 40€ - 75€ and takes 15h 45m.

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The quickest flight from Malaga Airport to Barcelona Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 35m.

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Marbella to Barcelona bus services, operated by ALSA, arrive at Barcelona station.

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Map of how to get from Marbella to Barcelona.
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  • Distance: 815.5 km
  • Duration: 4h 1m

What companies run services between Marbella, Spain and Barcelona, Spain?

Ryanair, Vueling Airlines and Iberia fly from Marbella to Barcelona every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Marbella to Barcelona via Malaga Estacion in around 15h 45m.

Airlines
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Ibiza
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Bilbao
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
35€ - 180€
Ryanair
Website
ryanair.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
23€ - 150€
Iberia
Website
iberia.com
Flights from Malaga to Barcelona via Madrid
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
65€ - 270€
Train operators
Renfe AVE
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Website
renfe.com
Train from Malaga Maria Zambrano to Barcelona-Sants
Ave. Duration
5h 47m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
110€ - 200€
Website
Renfe AVE
Promo
110€ - 150€
Promo+
120€ - 130€
Flexible
150€ - 200€
Bus operators
Interbus
Phone
+34 (0) 902 64 64 28
Email
info@interbus.es
Website
interbus.es
Bus from Marbella to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
4€ - 5€
Schedules at
interbus.es
Transportes de Area de Malaga
Phone
+ 34 (0) 955 038 665
Email
info@ctmam.es
Website
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
Bus from Marbella to Málaga
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
2€ - 4€
Schedules at
siu.ctmam.ctan.es
ALSA

A Spanish subsidiary of National Express, ALSA provides bus and coach services across Spain and neighbouring countries including Portugal, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy, Poland and Malta. Founded in 1923, ALSA values service and the customer experience. Buses are equipped with communal TV screens showing movies, individual behind-seat screens, ALSA radio, app for books and music, and free WiFi. ALSA services are accessible to people with disabilities, and guide dogs are welcome on all journeys. There are three types of tickets on offer (Frequent Traveller Pass, Share Pass and ALSA Pass), along with discounts for senior citizens, students and children.

Contact Details
Phone
+34 902 42 22 42
Website
alsa.es
Bus from Marbella to Malaga
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
6€ - 9€
Website
alsa.com
Bus from Marbella to Barcelona
Ave. Duration
18h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
85€ - 120€
Website
alsa.com
Eurolines FR

Eurolines is a network of coach companies that operate throughout Europe plus Morocco. It’s an affordable way to travel around the continent, with tickets starting at €5. All coaches have Wi-Fi, plug sockets and USBs, reclining chairs and toilets, and a standard ticket includes up to two medium suitcases plus carry-on luggage. Within France, Eurolines serves 69 destinations; including Paris, Lyon, Versailles, Nice and Bordeaux.

Contact Details
Phone
+ 33 1 41 86 24 21
Website
eurolines.fr
Bus from Malaga Estacion to Barcelona Sants
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
40€ - 65€
Website
Eurolines FR

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Yes, the driving distance between Marbella to Barcelona is 1023 km. It takes approximately 10h 6m to drive from Marbella to Barcelona.

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Ryanair, Iberia and Vueling Airlines offer flights from Malaga Airport to Barcelona Airport.

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There are 3453+ hotels available in Barcelona. Prices start at 87€ per night.

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The best way to get from Marbella to Malaga Airport is to bus which takes 40 min and costs 5€ - 9€.

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